The territorial government has chosen a “preferred proponent” for the forthcoming redevelopment of Yellowknife’s Stanton Territorial Hospital.
The Stanton renewal, as the public-private partnership project is known, is set to begin later this year.
Late last week, the territorial government selected Boreal Health Partnership (BHP) – a group led by public-private partnership specialist Carillion – from a list of three bidders.
BHP’s other members include Bird Construction, Clark Builders and Kasian Architects. The group and the government will now finalize their agreement before commencing construction work this fall, if all goes to plan.
More information: Stanton renewal’s official website
Work to rebuild the hospital is expected to take five years. Stanton will remain open and in operation throughout, with all regular services available.
Once complete, the new-look hospital is set to feature a new, larger emergency department and medical lab. The territorial government also promises more space for diagnostic imaging, better video conferencing technology to help support healthcare in communities, and the replacement of plumbing, electrical and air handling systems.
Old inpatient beds will be replaced with new single-patient rooms.
Stanton Territorial Health Authority’s chief executive, Brenda FitzGerald, resigned in July. Her replacement has not been announced.